Don’t Drink Your Calories or Eat Scones: Dieting Tips I Can’t Follow

As I was in line at the Starbucks drive-thru the other morning, I told myself, “grande drip with non fat milk.” What I ended up ordering was a grande cinnamon dolce latte and a blueberry scone. Oh, but I got non-fat milk and I didn’t eat all the crumbs in the bag from the scone. Whenever I hear dieting tips like avoiding drinking your calories or grabbing a stick of gum when you are craving something sweet, I think- wow that sounds like such a good idea! But the reality is that I like to drink calories and eat scones. Read more...

FUN-fetti

In honor of the gorgeous Spring-like weather we’ve been having, I decided to share a simple Spring cookie recipe with you (take note of the word “simple”). Perhaps because I recently spent some time on Instagram, I was inspired to try and make my blog pictures just a little more beautiful for you all this week. First, I set out my little daffodils and I put the ingredients for the cookies into little glasses. So far, so good. And then, I decided to tint the egg a soft shade of pink just for the photo. Brilliant and creative, right? Turns out, not so much… Read more...

A Season of Reflection

We are in a season of reflection and goal setting. During the holidays, I saw so many well-meaning articles. The titles vary but the gist is the same: “Don’t get so caught up in the madness of the season that you forget what really matters…” Do I agree with the sentiment? Absolutely. Have I figured out how to actually do it? Not really. Read more...

Grocery Shopping Made Easy

I showed up pretty late to the smartphone party. And now, even though I have one, I'm pretty sure it could be a lot smarter. I don't have a lot of apps or even know what half of the features on my phone actually do. I know it's got a calendar in there somewhere, but instead I still use the old-fashioned one that hangs on the wall in my house. But there was one thing I figured out how to do right away. Make a grocery list. {Go ahead. Take a brief moment to envy me now that you know how exciting my life is. I'll wait.} Read more...

My AHA! Moment

Channah has one thing to tell you about LASIK – watch to find out what it is. Read more...

7 Things that Help Our Kids Get Along

Our kids fight, because they are NORMAL, but the other day, their Sunday school teacher commented on how much they care for each other. This teacher told my husband that she hopes her kids will someday love each other as much as ours do. Her sweet words really got me thinking. We are just your average family, with three kids, all close in age. They DO fight, but yes, on most days they really DO play together well. They are friends. They look after each other and even though my life feels crazy most of the time, I wouldn't have it any other way. I always hesitate to write posts like this because I never want to come across as having it all together. So, with the disclaimer that we are far, far, very, very, far from perfect, here are my Top 7 Things that Help Our Kids Get Along. Read more...

My Unexpected Mom Vacation

What does it feel like the moments after surgery? Does it hurt? Find out why Channah described it as “a vacation!” Read more...

The Big Day

Watch as Channah undergoes LASIK surgery with Restore Vision Centers and hear what she has to say about it. Read more...

Remembering Yourself

Channah gives you the scoop on the pre-op appointment. What goes on during the appointment? How do I prepare for it? Is it scary? Find out! Read more...

Need Some Help Navigating Those Education Decisions?

It’s that time of year. The time when all of a sudden you realize you need to make a decision on education for your child. It can be overwhelming! To help you out, we’ve put together some resources. Read more...
  • Psalm 125:1

    • Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. Read More

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